This month I have teamed up with Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance to help highlight healthy lifestyles in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November.
There is no better time to explore some thoughts and tips around keeping a healthy home for your lungs, and I’d love to hear how you stay mindful of keeping yourself and loved ones healthy in a comment below! Whatever you do, large or small impact, to keep your lungs healthy, thus keeping your body healthy.
There are many ways to stay mindful of your lung health and possibly prevent developing a chronic lung disease in the future. Everything from cardio to give your lungs a good workout, daily breathing exercises, not smoking, using natural home products rather than cleaners filled with unhealthy toxins, as well as being mindful of pollutants and indoor toxins like radon and asbestos.
Sadly many are unaware that indoor toxins can be carcinogenic and potentially extraordinarily dangerous – like asbestos, a mineral used in many home and industrial settings as insulation material. Although it is know that when inhaled asbestos causes a rare cancer called mesothelioma, it is still legal and used in the US to this day. Pleural mesothelioma is a type of the cancer that affects the outer lining of the lungs and accounts for about 80% of all mesothelioma cases. Asbestos can largely be found in houses built before the 1980s, so if you believe this date applies to your home be mindful of the possibility of asbestos and contact a professional to remove it, especially while remodeling.
Of course the largest cause of lung cancer is smoking, which accounts for about 90% of lung cancer cases. Being a parent means that we take a huge responsibility by leading a good example to our children. For me it has always been about stressing to my two daughters how smoking is harmful and can lead to cancer.
Neither me nor my husband are smokers, and really hope that talking about this subject and explaining is vital. It’s not enough to just say it’s bad but to explain why and you would be surprised at how even small children like my 4-year-old can understand and explain later to someone else why nobody should be smoking.
There are always ways how to improve our lung health, and prevent lung illnesses. Get inspired by the infographic above and some key messages below too!
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